Ані Лорак

Real Name:
Кароліна Мирославівна Куєк
Ani Lorak (Ukrainian: Ані Лорак) (born Karolina Myroslavivna Kuiek, Ukrainian: Кароліна Мирославівна Куєк, 27 September 1978, Kitsman, Ukraine, then USSR) is a Ukrainian pop singer.

She appeared to be a strong front-runner to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions, but ultimately failed to be selected. Her narrow defeat in the 2005 national pre-selection competition was particularly controversial, given that the winners GreenJolly had, unlike her, not had to qualify for the final by winning one of the fifteen preliminary heats.

Lorak represented Ukraine at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Shady Lady and came in 2nd place being defeated by Dima Bilan from Russia. She came second in the «Press Award Eurovision Song Contest» and won the «Artistic Award» for her performance.